What is Andre Drummond's net worth? Cleveland Cavaliers will try to trade star center before NBA’s deadline
The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly planning to sit Andre Drummond as they work to trade him before NBA's deadline next month
Andre Drummond’s future with Cleveland Cavaliers seems dicey as it is reported that the Cavaliers are no longer planning to play the NBA All-star as they work on trading him before the NBA’s March 25, 2021, deadline. As per the latest reports, the Cavaliers are reportedly planning to make Jarrett Allen the franchise’s long-term starting center. The sources close to the information believe that it would be unfair to Drummond to limit his minutes as the team transitions to Allen.
As per ESPN, The Cavaliers’ general manager, Koby Altman, has discussed with Drummond, 27, and his agent that the player would remain with the team but would no longer be active for games.
Who is Andre Drummond?
Drummond was born in New York and later moved to Middletown, Connecticut, where he attended high school at Capital Preparator Magnet School in Hartford. During his freshman year, he averaged 12.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 6.5 blocks per game. In 2011, he spent two years at St. Thomas More, where he led his team to the national prep championship. While attending the University of Connecticut, Drummond appeared in 34 games as a freshman. He averaged 28.4 minutes of playing time per game, during which he scored 10.0 points and 7.6 rebounds.
At the 2012 NBA draft, Drummond was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the ninth overall pick in the 2012 draft. In 2014, he recorded a then career-high 20 rebounds to go with 20 points in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Reporting with @WindhorstESPN: The Cleveland Cavaliers are no longer planning to play center Andre Drummond as they work to trade the two-time All-Star prior to the NBA’s March 25th deadline, sources told ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 15, 2021
Drummond was associated with the Detroit Pistons from 2012 to 2020 until they traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Brandon Knight, John Henson, and a 2023 second-round draft pick.
The Cavaliers will need to take back $23 million in contracts if they wish to make a Drummond trade work. As per The Athletic, the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly had discussions over Drummond’s potential trade. As per the reports, the Raptors are not the only team interested in getting Drummond. Teams like the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks reportedly want in on the mix if he were to be bought out.
Andre Drummond’s net worth
In 2016, Drummond signed a five-year contract worth $127 million with the Detroit Pistons. When he played the center for the Pistons, he reportedly earned around $25 million as his annual salary. In February 2020, the Pistons traded him to the Cavaliers at an $857,000 “trade kicker”.
As per a report by Celebrity Net Worth, Drummond has a net worth of $40 million. In the 2018-19 season, his salary was $25,434,262; whereas, with the Cavaliers, he made $27,093,018. Drummond had earned 6.12 percent more than when he was associated with the Pistons, making him the 33rd best-paid NBA player this year.